High price of fodder has growers stacking their money along with bales

Dean Byers loads hay onto a semitrailer Friday northeast of Fruita, which will be hauled to the Front Range to feed horses. The truck driver, center, is Jason Hundley of Elizabeth. Hay is a hot commodity now because of the Texas drought.



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Dean Byers loads hay onto a semitrailer Friday northeast of Fruita, which will be hauled to the Front Range to feed horses. The truck driver, center, is Jason Hundley of Elizabeth. Hay is a hot commodity now because of the Texas drought.

While western Colorado has enjoyed a wetter-than-normal year thus far, local farmers and ranchers are feeling the effects of a prolonged drought that continues to plague southeastern Colorado,…




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